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Police investigating ‘suicide’

Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a 45-year-old man died in a fatal accident on Jan van Riebeeck Road, near Newton on Monday afternoon.

According to spokesperson sergeant Nceba Vanqa, it is alleged that a man, known as Bronwin Hera from Wellington, stepped in front of an oncoming truck.

Vanqa said: “On arrival at the scene the police members saw a body lying on the road.

“The truck driver from Tanker Services told the police that as he was driving down the road from Wellington towards Paarl, he saw a guy standing next to the road.”

The man suddenly jumped in front of the oncoming truck.

“The terrified driver of the truck was shocked, but he stopped a few metres from the scene and found the man lying in the road,” explained Vanqa.

The ambulance and police were called to the scene and the man was certified dead. A culpable homicide case docket was registered.

No one was arrested.

Anyone with further information, can contact Mbekweni police station on 021 868 9900 or 021 868 9926.

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